The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Colerain Township from local authors Frank Scholle and Don Linz. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by.
Colerain Township, the largest township in the state of Ohio, was founded in 1794. The first settlement in the township was in 1790, where John Dunlap and a small band of settlers built a little fort on the Great Miami River and named it Fort Coleraine. Later the settlement became known as Dunlap's Station.
The township was primarily a rural farming area until the 1950s, when builders began to develop subdivisions. Businesses sprang up and shopping areas followed. From 1950 to 1960, the population almost quadrupled. Today Colerain is a bustling community with several shopping centers, major businesses, and around 63,000 residents.
Highlights of Colerain Township:
• LaSalle Council #5621 of the Knights of Columbus and the Coleraine Historical Society will share in any profits from the book.
• Many of the images in the book are from private collections of township residents and former residents.
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